Boca Raton SWAT Dealing With Unstable Man In New Floresta

boca raton standoff in new floresta

Police on the scene of a standoff in Boca Raton’s New Floresta. Photo Courtesy: Lore Khazem.

UPDATE FRIDAY 1:02p: Click here for an update to this story.

UPDATE 5P: The situation has been resolved. Police tell us they are clearing the scene.

BOCA RATON, FL ( — Boca Raton Police are right now handling the very delicate situation of a man suffering some sort of a mental issue in New Floresta.

He has barricaded himself in his home.

SWAT is on the scene and trying to work with the man to peacefully resolve the situation.

Police do not believe there are hostages, but say there may be weapons in the home.

St. Andrews Blvd. remains open, however, New Floresta — which is between Glades and Yamato on St. Andrews — is busy with police activity. Access is extremely limited.

We will update as the story develops. If you live in New Floresta and can snap a photograph of the police without interfering, please email it to us at news(at)


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